This week in Winning Post

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Group 1-winning sprinter-miler Streets of Avalon delighted trainer Shane Nichols with his recent first-up second in the Bletchingly Stakes and will be fancied to go one better this Saturday when he tackles the first weight-for-age race of the new season, Caulfield's Group 2 Peter Lawrence Stakes.

The spring flavour doesn't stop there at Caulfield either, with the Vain, Quezette and Regal Roller also on the program. Meanwhile at Morphettville it's Spring Stakes day, and it's Belmont Newmarket day in the west.

Our form coverage kicks off on Friday with full form guides for the meetings at bet365 Geelong, Goulburn and Muswellbrook, with fields, colours and tips for Townsville and Carnarvon.

The metro racing this Saturday is at Caulfield in Melbourne, Randwick in Sydney, Morphettville in SA, Eagle Farm in Brisbane and Belmont in Perth.

Winning Post carries full-colour liftout guides for all those meetings plus Tatura (Vic/SA/Tas edition), Kembla Grange (NSW edition) and Gold Coast (Qld edition), as well as fields, tips, ratings and/or colours for other TAB Saturday cards.

On Sunday we've got liftout formguides for four more TAB meetings including Narromine Cup day and Great Western Steeple day at Coleraine plus fields, ratings, tips and colours for a stack more Sunday and Monday programs.

Don't forget Winning Post now carries trackwork reports for all four Melbourne training tracks, all three in Sydney, Morphettville in Adelaide and a general Brisbane report.

Away from the form, we've got news columns from Queensland, NSW, six Victorian districts, SA and Tasmania.

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Inside Winning Post August 15 edition you'll find liftout form guides for:
Friday:
bet365 Geelong, Goulburn, Muswellbrook
Saturday:
Caulfield, Randwick, Morphettville, Eagle Farm, Belmont, Tatura (Vic/SA/Tas edition), Kembla Grange (NSW edition), Gold Coast (Qld edition)
Sunday:
Cranbourne, Coleraine, Narromine, Devonport
Should reverse-ballot meetings, where lower-rated horses take priority, be a regular feature of the calendar?
Eye Catchers
Each week Paul Richards identifies horses from recent race meetings that he believes are ready to win. Here we update you when they are about to have their next start.
Flemington Saturday - R5 N6 Laburnum 2nd
Flemington Saturday - R9 N7 Savvy Lad 6th
Rosehill Gardens Saturday - R6 N7 Shaik 6th
Results
Letter of the Week

Hub life?

Now that Melbourne (and Victoria) have gone into more extreme lockdown measures for the COVID-19 emergency, it might be time for Racing Victoria to look at a new way of holding race meetings.
With the move to restrict people’s movements around the state, perhaps the one-off race days at smaller country tracks should be replaced by more meetings where the most horses are: Melbourne, Cranbourne, Ballarat, Warrnambool.
This would remove the need for horse-transport companies to be picking up horses from, say, metropolitan stables, and driving them hundreds of kilometres to remote country tracks.
As limited numbers of people are allowed at the races — apart from those connected with the horses — and there is therefore no tourism benefit for a race meeting being held in a country town, cutting down the numbers of people travelling can only be a good thing.
It would also reduce owners’ costs associated with moving their horses from one part of the state to another.
Once the restrictions are lifted, racing can go back to its statewide coverage, as before.

Alex Risk
Geelong West (Vic)
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Paul Richards introduces a fun formula each week designed to come up with the odd winner for those looking for a small interest or to see if systems really work. On this page he subjects Saturday's fields to one of those systems: